So I accidentally fed an STRONG line level signal to my Uphoria 402 when it was set to instrument, WITH the midas preamps on, which not surprisingly, created a wall of clipping. Now I feel like I hear slight distortion in my recordings that I did not notice before. Did I damage my equipment?
Welcome to the forum. I doubt that anything is damaged. Those Midas designed preamps are the same as what is in the X32 and I've had the occasional strong (clipping) signals happen without any resulting damage. If you are still concern I would suggest you contact CARE (contact info is in my signature below).
Paul Vannatto, Volunteer Forum Administrator and Moderator
Like Paul, I don't think anything should have been damaged, but the 'accident' has likely raised your listening awareness such that perhaps you are now hearing things that were possibly there before.
- Curious as to what the source of the 'STRONG line level' signal may have been(?) - Is what you perceive as slight distortion present on both recorded channels or just one? - When you hear the distortion are you using a mic, guitar or other type of source?
If you had used the 'Line' level cable pictured below, yes you probably did extensive damage to the Uphoria.
Wow Mark, that's quite a chord! Its certainly possible the distortion I'm hearing was there all along, and I'm hoping that's the case.
The signal was from a record player after an RIAA pre-amp for some vinyl I wanted to record. Even though this signal is supposed to be line level, it peaks even when the 204 is set to line level and pads are off. Unfortunately, the incident that concerns me, I had it set to instrument, with pads off, AND the pre-amps at about half. It sounded awesome.